Video DescriptionArt collector and entrepreneur Walter J. Manninen, and all of us at Endicott College,
invite you to visit and explore the Center for the Arts and become a part of our vibrant community. We are open to the public and offer top-notch performances, family-friendly programs, and museum-quality exhibits.
0:00 - My name's Walter J. Manninen.
0:03 I've been collecting art for over 40 years.
0:06 I've always used museums as my inspiration
0:09 for where I should go next for art.
0:12 If you go to the Peabody Essex, on the main floor they'll have
0:15 Marguerite Pearson, they'll have Leon Kroll.
0:17 These are important artists that are also in our collection.
0:22 If you go to the Cape Ann Museum,
0:24 you'll have Theresa Bernstein, William Meyerowitz.
0:28 You'll have Leon Kroll, you'll have Walker Hancock.
0:32 We have the same...
0:35 set of artists.
0:37 The galleries have been built to museum standards,
0:41 with lighting, security, et cetera.
0:44 So, this allows Endicott,
0:46 and we borrowed from major museums,
0:49 it allows other institutions to be able to lend their art
0:54 to programming at Endicott.
0:56 Museums will not lend to institutions
1:00 if they do not have the right museum-quality setting.
1:06 Both by design, lighting, architecture, security, et cetera.
1:10 And Endicott does.
1:11 Endicott has the most beautiful setting of any...
1:17 of the institutions along the Gold Coast, the Oil Coast.
1:24 I've never been to an event 1:26at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
1:29 that wasn't top-notch in its presentation, in its offerings,
1:33 and even the receptions that they have are extraordinary.
1:37 You know, I would ask the question:
1:39 what art opening have you ever been to
1:43 where there are dancers doing the Charleston?
1:47 Well, that would be at Endicott College.
1:49 It was sort of a joke, they asked me what we should do
1:52 for entertainment, and I said, "oh, bring in the dancers."
1:55 It was a joke, but they followed through.
1:57 It was extraordinary. It floored me.
2:01 But, that's the multi-talented access
2:05 that the school provides to the community.
2:07 It's part of the college offering,
2:10 it's part of the intellectual endeavors,
2:13 and the cultural endeavors of the College.
2:15 Unlike a museum, how it has to support itself
2:18 through admissions, et cetera.
2:20 There's always something remarkable going on.
2:23 The performances, they're either free,
2:25 or it costs so little,
2:27 that an entire family could go and enjoy.
2:30 It's a beautiful theater.
2:32 And, you know, it's just such a beautiful environment.
2:35 Even if you just decide to go up and take a look
2:38 at the expansive ocean views from the top of the center,
2:42 it's all worthwhile.
2:44 I'd like to encourage the public
2:47 to go to this extraordinary center.
2:51 Who knows?
2:51 You might even see me there.
2:52 I'm there a lot.
2:54 But, there's always something going on.
2:56 It's a fabulous, state-of-the-art center,
2:59 open to the public.
3:01 Some of the best shows and performances 3:04on the North Shore are held there.
3:06 And it's a community, they'll welcome you with open arms.
3:11 Please, see what's available at Endicott College.